A longitudinal study of cannabis use increasing the use of asthma medication in young Norwegian adults
A small number of studies have shown that the use of cannabis increases the risk of bronchial asthma. There is, however, a paucity of longitudinal studies which are able to control for known risk factors of br... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: J ørgen G. Bramness and Tilmann von Soest Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of hyperoxia on mortality in critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta analysis
Studies investigating the role of hyperoxia in critically ill patients have reported conflicting results. We did this analysis to reveal the effect of hyperoxia in the patients admitted to the intensive care u... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yue-Nan Ni, Yan-Mei Wang, Bin-Miao Liang and Zong-An Liang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hypoxia due to intrapulmonary vascular dilatation in a toddler with a congenital portacaval shunt: case report
The term hepatopulmonary syndrome typically applies to cyanosis that results from “intrapulmonary vascular dilatation” due to advanced liver disease. Similar findings may result from a congenital portosystemic sh... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mohammed T. Alsamri, Mohamed A. Hamdan, Mohamed Sulaiman, Hassib Narchi and Abdul-Kader Souid Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis with concomitant disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial infection in a patient with AIDS from a nonendemic region (California)
Opportunistic infections, while well studied in the AIDS population, continue to have variable and surprising presentations. Here, we present a case of disseminated histoplasmosis with disseminated nontubercul... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Julian Choi, Kia Nikoomanesh, Jusleen Uppal and Sharon Wang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Prognostic significance of crazy paving ground grass opacities in non-HIV Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia: an observational cohort study
In patients with non-HIV Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PjP), computed tomography imaging reveals ground grass opacities (GGO). Previous reports show that some patients with non-HIV PjP exhibit GGO with crazy ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Shogo Kumagai, Machiko Arita, Takashi Koyama, Takao Kumazawa, Daiki Inoue, Atsushi Nakagawa, Yusuke Kaji, Kenjiro Furuta, Motonari Fukui, Keisuke Tomii, Yoshio Taguchi, Hiromi Tomioka and Tadashi Ishida Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of early diagnosis on the prognosis of extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma with massive lung involvement: a case report
Pulmonary non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is rare. The most frequent subtype of pulmonary NHL is low-grade B-cell lymphoma, such as lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoma tissue. Extranodal natural killer cell/T-ce... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tomohiro Yabushita, Satoshi Yoshioka, Takeru Furumiya, Momoko Nakamura, Daisuke Yamashita, Yukihiro Imai and Takayuki Ishikawa Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A spatial analysis of geographic variation and factors associated with hospitalization for bacterial pneumonia in Korea
The incidence of pneumonia in Korea started to increase in the 1990 ’s after a period of decrease and stabilization, and the mortality and hospitalization rates for pneumonia in Korea are alarmingly high. This ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Agnus M. Kim, Sungchan Kang, Jong Heon Park, Tae Ho Yoon and Yoon Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of leaks and ventilation parameters on the efficacy of humidifiers during home ventilation for tracheostomized patients: a bench study
During invasive ventilation, the upper airway is bypassed and no longer participates in humidification of inspired gases, which is essential to avoid harmful consequences such as endotracheal tube occlusion. I... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: No émie Haziot, Mohamed Ibrahim, Kaixian Zhu, Charles-Philippe Thevenin, Sebastien Hardy and Jésus Gonzalez-Bermejo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Postpneumonectomy-like syndrome due to bronchial carcinoid: a unique case report
Postpneumonectomy-like syndrome is a rare condition resulting from unilateral lung disease with severe lung volume loss leading to excessive mediastinal shift and herniation of the healthy lung into the contra... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Athanasios K. Konstantinidis, Vlasios V. Vitsas, Konstantinos Tatsis, Thomas Vadivoulis, Apostolos Kittas, Christos Chronis, Vanesa Bellou, Ioannis N. Vamvakaris, Rodoula Tringidou and Grigoris K. Stratakos Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Atypical bronchial carcinoid with postobstructive mycobacterial infection: case report and review of literature
Pulmonary carcinoids are included in the group of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) and derive from pulmonary neuroendocrine cells. The incidence of these tumors is increasing, but disease awareness remains low amon... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Abdulrahman Hakami, Evita Zwartkruis, Teodora Radonic and Johannes M. A. Daniels Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Aerosol drug delivery to the lungs during nasal high flow therapy: an in vitro study
Aerosol delivery through a nasal high flow (NHF) system is attractive for clinicians as it allows for simultaneous administration of oxygen and inhalable drugs. However, delivering a fine particle fraction (FP... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Martin Wallin, Patricia Tang, Rachel Yoon Kyung Chang, Mingshi Yang, Warren H. Finlay and Hak-Kim Chan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Asthma and atopy prevalence are not reduced among former tuberculosis patients compared with controls in Lima, Peru
Although there are theoretical reasons for believing that asthma and atopy may be negatively correlated with tuberculosis, epidemiological studies have had conflicting findings. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Anthony L. Byrne, Ben J. Marais, Carole D. Mitnick, Frances L. Garden, Leonid Lecca, Carmen Contreras, Yaninna Yauri, Fanny Garcia and Guy B. Marks Tags: Research article Source Type: research

NK and NKT cells in the diagnosis of diffuse lung diseases presenting with a lymphocytic alveolitis
Diffuse lung diseases (DLD) are characterized by different immunophenotypes in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of BALF NK and NKT cell counts of patients with... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Oksana Sokhatska, Eva Padr ão, Bernardo Sousa-Pinto, Marília Beltrão, Patrícia Caetano Mota, Natália Melo, Luís Delgado and António Morais Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Age distribution and seasonality in acute eosinophilic pneumonia: analysis using a national inpatient database
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is a rare inflammatory lung disease. Previous studies have shown that most patients with AEP are aged 20 to 40  years, whereas several case studies have included older patient... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Koshi Ota, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Hiroki Matsui, Taisuke Jo, Kiyohide Fushimi and Hideo Yasunaga Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prognostic values of the Berlin definition criteria, blood lactate level, and fibroproliferative changes on high-resolution computed tomography in ARDS patients
In the Berlin definition, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is stratified into three stages according to oxygenation severity at the onset. The relevance between ARDS severity and prognosis varies amo... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tetsuro Kamo, Sadatomo Tasaka, Takeshi Suzuki, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Kazuma Yagi, Ho Namkoong, Makoto Ishii, Hiroshi Morisaki and Tomoko Betsuyaku Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bronchoscopy to assess patients with hemoptysis: which is the optimal timing?
Bronchoscopy plays a key role to diagnose the etiology, to localize the site, and to identify the sources of the bleeding in patients with hemoptysis, but the ideal timing of an endoscopic examination is still... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Michele Mondoni, Paolo Carlucci, Giuseppe Cipolla, Alessandro Fois, Stefano Gasparini, Silvia Marani, Stefano Centanni and Giovanni Sotgiu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ligustrazin increases lung cell autophagy and ameliorates paraquat-induced pulmonary fibrosis by inhibiting PI3K/Akt/mTOR and hedgehog signalling via increasing miR-193a expression
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels largely determine pulmonary fibrosis. Antioxidants have been found to ameliorate lung fibrosis after long-term paraquat (PQ) exposure. The effects of antioxidants, however,... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ming-wei Liu, Mei-xian Su, Deng-yun Tang, Li Hao, Xiang-Han Xun and Yun-qiao Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm causing massive hemoptysis in hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome: a case report
Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome (HIES) is a rare primary immunodeficiency disorder defined by high serum immunoglobulin E titers that is associated with recurrent respiratory infections, formation of pneumoatoc... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aaron Hakim, Isabel S. Bazan, Mamadou L. Sanogo, Edward P. Manning, Jeffrey S. Pollak and Geoffrey L. Chupp Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up of self-expandable metallic stents in benign tracheobronchial stenosis: a retrospective study
Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) have enabled a approving management of malignant airway stenosis. However, the long-term efficacy and safety of this treatment in patients with benign airway stricture a... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Xiao-feng Xiong, Li Xu, Li-li Fan, De-yun Cheng and Bi-xia Zheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life varies in different respiratory disorders: a multi-case control population based study
In this study on a general population sample, we assessed the ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Veronica Cappa, Alessandro Marcon, Gianfranco Di Gennaro, Liliya Chamitava, Lucia Cazzoletti, Cristina Bombieri, Morena Nicolis, Luigi Perbellini, Silvia Sembeni, Roberto de Marco, Francesco Spelta, Marcello Ferrari and Maria Elisabetta Zanolin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

TRAIL signals through the ubiquitin ligase MID1 to promote pulmonary fibrosis
Tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) has previously been demonstrated to play a pro-inflammatory role in allergic airways disease and COPD through the upregulation of the E3 ubiquit... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Adam M. Collison, Junyao Li, Ana Pereira de Siqueira, Xuejiao Lv, Hamish D. Toop, Jonathan C. Morris, Malcolm R. Starkey, Philip M. Hansbro, Jie Zhang and Joerg Mattes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Severe thoracic trauma caused left pneumonectomy complicated by right traumatic wet lung, reversed by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support —a case report
Double lumen intubation and one-lung ventilation should be applied without delay in cases of traumatic main bronchial rupture. In most cases, when the patients ’ vital signs have been stabilized, the repair can... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Feng Yun Wang, Bin Fang, Zhi Hui Yu, Jing Song Shao, Wei Biao Wen and Li Xin Zhou Tags: Case report Source Type: research

CD147 increases mucus secretion induced by cigarette smoke in COPD
CD147 is expressed in many tissues and is involved in many inflammatory diseases. Emerging evidence suggests that the overproduction of mucus is a malignant factor in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COP... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Qiao Yu, Danhui Yang, Xi Chen and Qiong Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Increased expression of lung TRPV1/TRPA1 in a cough model of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in Guinea pigs
Chronic cough is a difficult-to-treat comorbidity of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and significantly impacts on the quality of life of patients with IPF. Transient receptor potential (TRP) channel prote... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yali Guo, Sun Ying, Xuehui Zhao, Jian Liu and Yuguang Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oxygen desaturation during the 6-min walk test as a risk for osteoporosis in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Osteoporosis is a common comorbidity in non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis patients. We determined whether desaturation during 6-min walk test (6MWT) can be a predictor for osteoporosis risk. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hung-Yu Huang, Te-Fang Sheng, Chang-Wei Lin, Ting-Wen Wang, Chun-Yu Lo, Fu-Tsai Chung, Lan-Yan Yang, Yu-Bin Pan and Chun-Hua Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

IgG4-related disease can present as recurrent spontaneous hemothorax: a case report
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) encompasses a group of immune-mediated disorders that are gaining increasing recognition. Pulmonary presentations are common, with four types of patterns been descri... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Junping Fan, Ruie Feng, Xiaomeng Hou, Ji Li, Xuefeng Sun, Jinglan Wang, Juhong Shi, Mengzhao Wang and Yan Xu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A severe case of Streptococcal pyogenes empyema following influenza A infection
Any immunological mechanisms induced by influenza virus could cause severe secondary bacterial superinfection such as those by Streptococcus pyogenes [group A streptococcus (GAS)], Streptococcus pneumoniae or Sta... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nobuhiro Asai, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Daisuke Sakanashi, Hideo Kato, Mao Hagihara, Hiroki Watanabe, Arufumi Shiota, Yusuke Koizumi, Yuka Yamagishi and Hiroshige Mikamo Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Associations of AMP and adenosine induced dyspnea sensation to large and small airways dysfunction in asthma
Bronchial provocation is often used to confirm asthma. Dyspnea sensation, however, associates poorly with the evoked drop in FEV1. Provocation tests only use the large airways parameter FEV1, although dyspnea is ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Claire A. Cox, Ilse M. Boudewijn, Sebastiaan J. Vroegop, Siebrig Schokker, Anne J. Lexmond, Henderik W. Frijlink, Paul Hagedoorn, Judith M. Vonk, Martijn P. Farenhorst, Nick H. T. ten Hacken, Huib A. M. Kerstjens and Maarten van den Berge Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Airway smooth muscle as an underutilised biomarker: a case report
Severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be challenging to manage, particularly when the clinical features may be similar. With the increased availability of advanced therapies for bo... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Joy Sha, Steuart Rorke and David Langton Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A prospective study of salvational intervention with ICS/LABA for reducing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation under severe air pollution (SIRCAP) in Beijing: protocol of a multi-center randomized controlled trial
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) not only accelerates the progression of disease, but also causes... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tianyu Zhou, Yijue Zhong, Jiping Liao, Guangfa Wang, Xueying Li, Xiaosen Qian, Pingchao Xiang, Xinsheng Chen, Zhenyang Xu, Fengzhen Zhang, Xiaoguang Wang, Senlin Wang, Xiangxin Li, Chunxiao Yu, Yongxiang Zhang, Guoguang Xia & hellip; Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

CyFiT telehealth: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of an online outpatient physiotherapy service for children with cystic fibrosis
Telehealth and telemonitoring is an emerging area of study in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), with the potential of increasing access to care, and minimising infection control risks to patients without compr... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ray Lei Lang, Christine Wilson, Kellie Stockton, Trevor Russell and Leanne Marie Johnston Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A single-institution study of concordance of pathological diagnoses for interstitial lung diseases between pre-transplantation surgical lung biopsies and lung explants
By comparing diagnoses made by pre-transplant surgical lung biopsy (SLB) and the final pathologic diagnosis of the explanted pathology (EP), we aimed to study the factors that could impact pathologic diagnoses... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 21, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tanmay S. Panchabhai, Andrea Valeria Arrossi, Kristin B. Highland, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Daniel A. Culver, Marie M. Budev and Carol F. Farver Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An evaluation of methods for the isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria from patients with cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and patients assessed for lung transplantation
RGM medium is an agar-based, selective culture medium designed for the isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from the sputum of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). We evaluated RGM medium for the dete... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 21, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: D. Stephenson, A. Perry, M. R. Appleby, D. Lee, J. Davison, A. Johnston, A. L. Jones, A. Nelson, S. J. Bourke, M. F. Thomas, A. De Soyza, J. L. Lordan, J. Lumb, A. E. Robb, J. R. Samuel, K. E. Walton & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and validation of a simple-to-use clinical nomogram for predicting obstructive sleep apnea
The high cost and low availability of polysomnography (PSG) limits the timely diagnosis of OSA. Herein, we developed and validated a simple-to-use nomogram for predicting OSA. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 18, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Huajun Xu, Xiaolong Zhao, Yue Shi, Xinyi Li, Yingjun Qian, Jianyin Zou, Hongliang Yi, Hengye Huang, Jian Guan and Shankai Yin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bacteriologically confirmed extra pulmonary tuberculosis and treatment outcome of patients consulted and treated under program conditions in the littoral region of Cameroon
Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is defined as any bacteriologically confirmed or clinically diagnosed case of TB involving organs other than the lungs. It is frequently a diagnostic and therapeutic challen... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Teyim Pride Mbuh, Irene Ane-Anyangwe, Wandji Adeline, Benjamin D. Thumamo Pokam, Henry Dilonga Meriki and Wilfred Fon Mbacham Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic yield and risk/benefit analysis of trans-bronchial lung cryobiopsy in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases: a large cohort of 699 patients
Standardization of trans-bronchial lung cryobiopsy in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases is imminent; however, the majority of published series on cryobiopsy include a limited number of patients and are charact... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Claudia Ravaglia, Athol U. Wells, Sara Tomassetti, Carlo Gurioli, Christian Gurioli, Alessandra Dubini, Alberto Cavazza, Thomas V. Colby, Sara Piciucchi, Silvia Puglisi, Marcello Bosi and Venerino Poletti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis induced by pertussis: the first case report
Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) is a severe condition with limited treatment strategies. Although respiratory infection is a major cause of AE-IPF, no reports have indicated pertus... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kuniaki Hirai, Tetsuya Homma, Fumihiro Yamaguchi, Munehiro Yamaguchi, Shintaro Suzuki, Akihiko Tanaka, Tsukasa Ohnishi and Hironori Sagara Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Are there differences among operators in false-negative rates of endosonography with needle aspiration for mediastinal nodal staging of non-small cell lung cancer?
Endosonography with needle aspiration (EBUS/EUS-NA) is recommended as the first choice for mediastinal nodal assessment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It is important to maintain adequate negative pred... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sukyeon Kim, Beomsu Shin, Hyun Lee, Jick Hwan Ha, Kyungjong Lee, Sang-Won Um, Hojoong Kim and Byeong-Ho Jeong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Safe and effective use of nivolumab for treating lung adenocarcinoma associated with sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis: a rare case report
Sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare form of diffuse parenchymal lung disease. PD-1 blocking antibodies constitute an essential treatment option for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Th... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Johan Pluvy, Solenn Brosseau, Sandrine Stelianides, Claire Danel, Marina Nguenang, Antoine Khalil, Bruno Crestani, G érard Zalcman and Valérie Gounant Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life as predictor for mortality in patients treated with long-term mechanical ventilation
The Severe Respiratory Insufficiency (SRI) questionnaire is a specific measure of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients treated with long-term mechanical ventilation (LTMV). The aim of the present... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Heidi Markussen, Sverre Lehmann, Roy M. Nilsen and Gerd K. Natvig Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characterizing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients using US Medicare-advantage health plan claims data
This study characterizes demographics, health care utilization, and comorbidities among elderly IPF patients and es... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kathleen Mortimer, Nadine Hartmann, Christine Chan, Heather Norman, Laura Wallace and Cheryl Enger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictive factors for relapse of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
The objective of this study is to id... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Zenya Saito, Yugo Kaneko, Tsukasa Hasegawa, Masahiro Yoshida, Kyuto Odashima, Tsugumi Horikiri, Akira Kinoshita, Keisuke Saitoh and Kazuyoshi Kuwano Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of surfactant administration on outcomes of adult patients in acute respiratory distress syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Surfactant is usually deficiency in adult acute respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS) patients and surfactant administration may be a useful therapy. The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of the effe... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Shan-Shan Meng, Wei Chang, Zhong-Hua Lu, Jian-Feng Xie, Hai-Bo Qiu, Yi Yang and Feng-Mei Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intrapulmonary metastasis from primary pulmonary meningioma presenting as multiple cystic lesions: a case report
Cystic lung lesions involving both lungs include a variety of diseases, such as pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis and pulmonary metastasis. Primary pulmonary meningioma accompan... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Xin Wang, Pengfei Li, Ping Zhou, Yiyun Fu, Yutian Lai and Guowei Che Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children with bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional study
Bronchiectasis is a major contributor to respiratory morbidity and health care utilization in children and youth. Current treatment guidelines for bronchiectasis recommend participation in regular physical act... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Barbara Joschtel, Sjaan R. Gomersall, Sean Tweedy, Helen Petsky, Anne B. Chang and Stewart G. Trost Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Real-time molecular optical micro-imaging of EGFR mutations using a fluorescent erlotinib based tracer
EGFR mutations are routinely explored in lung adenocarcinoma by sequencing tumoral DNA. The aim of this study was to evaluate a fluorescent-labelled erlotinib based theranostic agent for the molecular imaging of ... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Maxime Patout, Florian Guisier, Xavier Brune, Pierre Bohn, Anthony Romieu, Nasrin Sarafan-Vasseur, Richard Sesbo üé, Pierre-Yves Renard, Luc Thiberville and Mathieu Salaün Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Progressive plasterer ’s pneumoconiosis complicated by fibrotic interstitial pneumonia: a case report
Although the prevalence of pneumoconiosis has been decreasing due to improvements in working conditions and regular health examinations, occupational hygiene measures are still being established. Plasterers en... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fumio Kurosaki, Tamiko Takemura, Masashi Bando, Tomonori Kuroki, Toshio Numao, Hiroshi Moriyama and Koichi Hagiwara Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A phase I, randomized, observer-blinded, single and multiple ascending-dose study to investigate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of BITS7201A, a bispecific antibody targeting IL-13 and IL-17, in healthy volunteers
Inhibition of interleukin (IL)-13, a Type 2 inflammatory mediator in asthma, improves lung function and reduces exacerbations; however, more effective therapies are needed. A subset of asthma patients also exh... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tracy L. Staton, Kun Peng, Ryan Owen, David F. Choy, Christopher R. Cabanski, Alice Fong, Flavia Brunstein, Kathila R. Alatsis and Hubert Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

TB sequel: incidence, pathogenesis and risk factors of long-term medical and social sequelae of pulmonary TB – a study protocol
Up to fifty percent of microbiologically cured tuberculosis (TB) patients may be left with permanent, moderate or severe pulmonary function impairment. Very few studies have systematically examined pulmonary o... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Andrea Rachow, Olena Ivanova, Robert Wallis, Salome Charalambous, Ilesh Jani, Nilesh Bhatt, Beate Kampmann, Jayne Sutherland, Nyanda E. Ntinginya, Denise Evans, Knut L önnroth, Stefan Niemann, Ulrich E. Schaible, Christof Geldmacher, Ian Sanne, Michael H Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The association between dynamic lung volume and peak oxygen uptake in a healthy general population: the HUNT study
Although dynamic lung volume is not considered a limiting factor of peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) in healthy subjects, an association between forced expiratory lung volume in one second (FEV1) and VO2peak has been... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - January 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Øystein Rasch-Halvorsen, Erlend Hassel, Arnulf Langhammer, Ben M. Brumpton and Sigurd Steinshamn Tags: Research article Source Type: research